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Today's News

  • Datebook

    Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Thursday -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Monday -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Community meetings

    Thursday -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon second and fourth Thursdays at the Stratton Center.

  • Senior leaders keep focus while keeping it light

    Whether it was Katie Case singing songs from “Lion King” before the region title game, Haleigh LeCompte making up new Shelby cheers or the senior group coming up with new eye-black dots, these seniors know what it takes to win.

  • County renews jail's healthcare program

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night to renew the Health Services agreement with the detention center to provide health care to the inmates.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs said that Jailer Bobby Waits is pleased with the agreement with Southern Health Partners, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn.,  and so the motion to approve it had not trouble passing, at 6-0.

    "It's a good contract; especially with the discount they've given us," Waits said.

  • Simpsonville OKs town center plan

    The City of Simpsonville has a plan for a whole new future.

    Its City Commission on Tuesday approved formally the long-range plan for a new town center to be developed along the U.S. 60 corridor.

    HNTB, a planning firm from Louisville, has led the city through a planning process that has taken about nine months and produced a document that was approved last month by Triple S Planning & Zoning. The commission’s vote was the final step before the implementation phase.

  • Baseball star Stallings signs with Asbury

    Daniel Stallings was in that familiar seat alongside his parents in the Shelby County library on Friday afternoon,

    His teammates sat in three rows of chairs facing him, and numerous other friends, coaches and well-wishers crowded in behind them as he took up a pen and signed his name to a letter-of-intent to play baseball at Asbury College.

    But this celebration was not so much about Stallings the outfielder as it was about Stallings the graduating senior. In this defining moment, his character dominated the discussion over his statistics.

  • Man in altercation: I just fought back

    A Shelbyville man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Shelby County District Court to several charges incurred during an altercation with a state trooper that sent both of them to the hospital.

    James L. Shuck, 23, was arrested Thursday night after an altercation with Kentucky State Police Trooper Hunter Martin on Village Lane in Shelbyville. The men scuffled, and the trooper twice used his Taser on Shuck and fired his revolver at him while trying to arrest him on charges he had violated his probation.

  • Shelby County grand jury indictments May 1, 2009

    Everett G. Simerly of Nashville, Tenn., was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Artemio Rodriguez-James of Shelbyville was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Jeremy E. Norton of Bloomfield, Ky., was indicted for unlawful possession of a methamphetamine.

    Helen A. Waits of Shelbyville was indicted for theft of identity.

  • School board approves 2009-2010 budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday a slightly smaller budget for the 2009-2010 school year.

    Next year's expense budget is $40,332,325, down just more than 3 percent from 2008-09.

    The plan was presented to the board by Dr. Robert Arvin, a financial consultant who worked with Greg Murphy, director of finance for the school system.

    Murphy said that next year's budget is lower than this year's because of several revenue items.

  • School board approves 2009-2010 budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday a slightly smaller budget for the 2009-2010 school year.

    Next year's expense budget is $40,332,325, down just more than 3 percent from 2008-09.

    The plan was presented to the board by Dr. Robert Arvin, a financial consultant who worked with Greg Murphy, director of finance for the school system.

    Murphy said that next year's budget is lower than this year's because of several revenue items.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 20, 2009

    Tommy Hill of Shelbyville was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Gonzalez-Herrera of Louisville, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Joel Ramos of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, and theft of identity.

    Carlos Cruz of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, and operating a motor vehicle with one headlight.